Chicha Morada Napkin Songs

by Phil Scott

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released 26 June 2013

Thanks to Henry and Lauren for their help on track 3 and general music wisdom.

Gracias a todos mis amigos Peruanos que nunca olvidaré

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Track Name: O Great Specificity
This ride is poking holes through my ocean
I'll wait. I said

this ride is poking holes through my ocean

Be more specific, General Strong
Pacific waves now clasp in my arm

Here's where I picture us rolling like greyhounds-
flashy, fleshy, spitting out vows of heartless abstinence to our glistening guts

Slowing for no one and ending inches from the start
Track Name: Acostumbrarse
Not quite used to this life
Not quite used at all
nice style, fragile, full retail price,
hello

Though an open mind certainly is nice
can't combat a flea appetite at night

Broken, broke like a horse
Everything runs its course
All the food I may not get down is still great

Jaque and mate my friend
once the meal comes to end
Sweet routine, a cat on each knee

Just keep those eyes on the asshole,
white worms from the gato aren't getting in
unless they're already in

And I say what I ought to
to avoid being caught in my own skin
I know I didn't have to

When the laughter starts we all retire to our native tongues

And for a minute there, we lost ourselves
Track Name: Happy Birthday For Alcohol
It's a happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday in these glass walls
Pilsen and confetti on bowed head to the chicha reflect us all

and the good Lord has taught us to stare at you sober
and your good wife has no right to tell you when it's over

It's a happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday in these glass walls
Pilsen and confetti on bowed head to the chicha reflect us all

and you sister, her brother--he capped that in the factory
and it kills him to see you kill yourself with his money

It's a happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday for alcohol
happy birthday in these earth walls
Pilsen and confetti on bowed head to the chicha reflect us all
Track Name: Lima Dreams
Oh I skinned your belly yeah when you were still alive
I don't know why. We thought you died.
You didn't want to live in a coffin and you cared about your footprints of carbon. And we were starving.

Oh we thought it's what you wanted
Oh how it was rather haunting when the muscles showed

and I still can't decide if it's what saved your life

We took a little dip before your body we would slip somewhere unseen
We were unclean
But how our luck had changed when a stranger parked his towel right by our things
We lost our wings

Oh we waited and we pouted but the scene just got more crowded
as the story goes

and I still can't decide if it's what saved your life

Our friends from school arrived and they recognized your shape under the blanket.
How we were anxious.
We told them not to wake you but still they began to shake you like a limp fish
Oh we were finished

But then your eyes they started blinking,
can't imagine what you were thinking
but we were surprised

Coming to you felt the pain,
hunched. My stomach started curdling again.

And I still can't decide if it's what saved your life
No I still can't decide what we did to your life
Track Name: Whose Mountain
The bearded, the bastards, they buried your sons
Holy horse brigade, holy gun
Oh no you can't go home
won't you stay with me

In the ruins a victory for to flourish economy
when the Apus were left pure
now we pay to see

Here in Aguas Calientes I peel like a fruit
and all the roots are like me
Oh how you'd like to see
Don't wait up for me

Don't you wait for me
Don't wait up for me
Track Name: Quinceañera at Fourteen
Oh how thin you are
with a face that outshines the stars
A quinceañera at fourteen,
'You're the luckiest'
think all the younger girls who aren't dying anytime soon

And we watched you dance to the moon
with your father's hands and a brace to catch your swoons
The rhythm's long and it's slow
'You're the strongest'
think all the older ones who don't see you at night

And your dress, a waving teal flag
Wash it in cold water, don't let it fade
do you mind if we laugh?
If you're up to it, you should join in too
It's just the silence is getting a little weird

And I'll sing to you in English
'cause I heard you think that it's pretty
though I'm not exactly sure if it was your wish
but it's all I've got to give right now
oh it's all I've got to make sense of right now
Track Name: Self Among Oranges
I tried going with the grain,
made a wonderful waterfall but I couldn't capture the sky

and you and I, no we don't understand it all
still best not to hide the stains
so turn those cushions back around

For we are but young sheep
we curse through summer's heat

So when will I know what my friends have known,
carry dogs 'cross my shoulder blades,
go out and find that missing rib

'Cause I tried going with the grain,
yeah, I tried almost everything to catch an eye that wasn't mine

Well it's not about finding who you are
It's about finding who you could be
or never want to be again

So when that wool comes don't you tell me it's
pure vicuña or alpaca
just wanna know if it fits

If it's what you made upon your moles and callused pinkish skin
Track Name: Real Boy
I live with a liar and it's a troublesome lifestyle
He's ugly and vein and hard-pressed
And he begs me for more friends,
how lame is my introverted lifestyle

I live with a loser
I've brought home the bacon for years now
and all he tries to do is gamble it away for eight seconds

I live with a liar
oh I live with a liar
and the only way to know the truth is to choke him out
Track Name: Rumors of Oxa
They told me that the air is pure where you are
That you can see for miles or just watch the flowers
The locals, they love it
the tourists, they covet the sparsity of cars
They told me that the air is pure where you are

Well I'm not afraid of losing you to the mountains or the motor bikes
just promise me you'll stay safe while we're away

You can tell me all about the places that you were
The people that you met who fed you way too much
You can tell me your stories, I'll spout my own
I'll spout my own for sure
You can tell me all about the places that you were

Well I'm not afraid of losing you to the mountains or the motor bikes
just promise me you'll stay safe while we're away

Did they tell you that the air is warmer where I am?
That the mountains look down on a river that roars like a lion
The young grow fast, the old go slow in rockers made by hand
Did they tell you that the air is warmer where I am?

'Cause I know you're not afraid of losing me to the Cumbia or the waterfalls so I promise you I'll stay safe while we're away
Track Name: Macho Menos
Scrape away the years on a face with a blade, let them drift down the drain
No one needs to know that your kids are at home and your lover is not their mother

The manliest child or a child-like man
The animal instincts were all part of my plan

Sock her boy toys and she'll lover you,
sock her, boy and she'll love you more
If you get 'em while they're young they don't know
that their blood is of a different type

The manliest child or a child-like man
The animal instincts were all part of my plan

Draw the venom from the blonde, this one's your blood
so look around and take a little more
Screw the shadows into the ground today the head rounds clockwise

The manliest child or a child-like man
The animal instincts were all part of my plan
the animal instincts

Vecino, vecino
It's how we roll, it's how we roll